Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today's Flowers - June 21

Addition to Lily Collection
(click on photo to enlarge)

While browsing around a new (to me) plant store this past Monday afternoon, I found a beautiful day lily, the like of which I did not have in my collection. Of course, it came home with me, and now resides in the best lily bed.

This lily has no name, only a designator: H14. A hybrid, this lily was created by the Flying V Greenhouse in Henderson, Texas and, I'm convinced it was shipped up here to Miller's Plants and Pecans (We Crack Pecans) in North Little Rock, Arkansas especially for me! LOL!

Since I acquired it, it has given me three big blooms, and has 12 more buds on the stems. I love it!

I haven't spoken with the hybridizer, yet, so I don't know how he feels about giving names to his creations, but this one is just too pretty to remain "H14." I'll let you know what I name it.



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29 comments:

Peter said...

What a lovely flower. To be nameless and so beautiful seems really sad (mind you, some of the best hymn tunes seem to be by "Anon"!). The H14 hybrid label may also cause hysteria, as it actually becomes possible to confuse the poor thing with H1N1, or "swine flu"!! Something must be done... A name is desperately needed!
Thanks for posting the photo. I love the little yellow ruffle around the velvety looking petals.

Diana said...

Absolutely a gorgeous lily Pat! I love all flowers. My little yard keeps acquiring more and more. I will run out of room eventually!

NitWit1 said...

This lily is gorgeous! Your lily collection certainly has opened my eyes to that family of flowers.

Seems like its purplish color beacons the word "Royal" in a name.

Arkansas Patti said...

She is beautiful. Am constantly amazed with the variety you come up with. I have got to dig deeper into the lily field.
Can it have two names? How about
"Ruffles and Flourishes" like the music to announce a head of state. I love the delicate ruffles.

TSannie said...

I think you should name it "Pretty Pat"! It's beautiful.

Hilary said...

I know you weren't asking for suggestions, but they're coming through anyway. ;) I like Pat's Purple Passion. 'Tis indeed a bautiful flower.

Snap said...

Can't wait to hear what you name your new lily! Gorgeous!

Patty said...

It certainly is a beauty.

Ebie said...

Lovely color! And I love Peter's comment! I can only say to H14....bloom wherever you are planted!

Rose said...

Beautiful!

April said...

Your new lily is beautiful! Wonderful colors!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is a beauty, Pat. I haven't seen a daylily quite like that one. It should be named "Pat"----in honor of you.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

OldLady said...

So pretty flower.
Thanks for sharing.

JC said...

I love this lily. I have a new favorite and I want one. I'm not good at names but when it is named I hope it matches its blossoms. I'm catching up on past posts. I love the squirrel pics. LOL

Carletta said...

This is indeed lovely! I love the color.
My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

SquirrelQueen said...

By any name it is a beautiful lily, I love the color.

Have a wonderful day,
SQ

SquirrelQueen said...

Me again, I just scrolled down and saw the squirrel vs feeder, too funny.

SQ

VALKYRIEN said...

Gorgeous lily - and a pity it doesn't have a name! Peters comment about that made me laugh - he really has a great point!

But a great shot of this vibrant lily!

Have a nice Sunday!
Valkyrien

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely lily. So nice that it keeps on blooming!

Leora said...

It's so beautiful. Yes, the H name reminds me of swine flu. Good luck with the naming.

Island Rambles Blog said...

This is a new day lily to me...We love to grow day lilies also but my pictures are not so good..all the pictures on Today's Flower's are so professional, I do not fit in here I think.

Jackie said...

My daylilies (the 3 that I have) are all a variety of yellow....light yellow, medium yellow and yellow. ;-))
That is a gorgeous flower.
Smiles,
Jackie

Sandy Kessler said...

a beauty where do you order from ..do you ever xcross pollinate yourself ?sandy

storyteller said...

What a LOVELY Day Lily ... with such unusual colors! BEAUTIFUL find!
Hugs and blessings,

Jeannelle said...

Pat, the lily is gorgeous! I'm sure it ended up in your hometown so YOU could give it a proper name!

Regina said...

So pretty.

Carla said...

Wow! Gorgeous daylily!

nonizamboni said...

I'm glad this gorgeous lily has a home it deserves where it will be given TLC and a fitting name.
Thanks for sharing!

Marju said...

beautiful flowers !!